Byrds - Chestnut Mare Chords & Tabs


Chestnut Mare Chords & Tabs

Byrds Chords & Tabs

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Chestnut Mare Chords

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chestnut mare

(12 str gtr)

 D       F#m     Bm              G               Em      A7

D  F#m  Bm   G     Bm     A7
always alone never with a herd
D  F#m              Bm
prettiest mare ive ever seen
  G             Bm      A7
youll have to take my word


G   Bm     Em        A7          D   F#m  Bm  A7
im gonna  catch that horse if I can
G   Bm     Em        A7          D   F#m  Bm  A7
and when i do ill give her my brand

G    Bm               Em
and well be friends for life
G      Bm             Em
shell be just like a wife
G   Bm     Em        A7          D   F#m  Bm  A7
im gonna catch that horse if I can

Well I was up on Stony Ridge after this chestnut mare
I'd been chasin' her for weeks now. Oh, I'd catch a little glimpse
of her every once in a while; she'd be off takin' her meal, or bathin';
she was a real fine lady!
This one day I saw her standin' over there in a clearing,
so I snuck up to her nice and easy. I waited for the wind to blow
just the right way, and I got my rope out and I flung it in the air!
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Well I got her, and I'm pullin' on her, she's pullin' back
like a mule tryin' to climb up a ladder. I take this chance and
I jump up on her. Danged if I don't land right on top of her the
first time. Well she takes off, runnin' up on to that ridge, higher
than I've ever been before. We're runnin' along just fine, and then
she sees a sidewinder, all coiled up ready to strike. Well that
spooks her, and she jumps off the edge holdin' on!

And we were falling down this crevice, about a mile down there
I'd say! I look down and I see this red thing below us. Turned
out to be our reflection in a little pool of water, about six
feet wide, and only one foot deep, and we're comin' down at it!
Finally we hit and we splashed that pool dry. Well that's when
I lost my hold and she got away. But I'm never gonna' give up,
I'm gonna' get her again some day!

 D7                        C                 Em
above the clouds higher than eagles were gliding
over the moon straight for the sun we were riding
behind us black walls below us a bottomless canyon

     G                       D
suspended in the sky
my eyes were filled with light
floating with no sound

 D7                        C                 Em
gulls far below seemed to be suddenly rising

G             Bm       Am
exploding all around